In the media

For all press inquiries please contact us at: dawnoftheunread (at) or come and find us. We like hanging around in libraries, bookshops and coffee shops that don’t have a ‘star’ in their title.

Call for artists, Leftlion, 25 March 2013

Before the Dawn of the Unread, Creative Nottingham, 3 Sept 2013

James Walker Interview for Memories of the Future, October 6, 2013

Dawn of the Unread, Renaissance One: Creative Writing Salon, 2 November 2013

John ‘Brick’ Clark blogs about his role John Clark, Jan 26 2014

Bendigo and co are back from the dead (Lynette Pinches), Evening Post, 1 Feb 2014

Hip Hip Hooray! It’s Almost National Libraries’ Day, RickyWireBlogspot, 2 Feb 2014

Dawn of the Unread and the battle to engage with teenagers, NTU Expert Opinion 7 Feb 2014

Dawn of the Unread, Agitation of the Mind, 8 Feb 2014

Dawn of the Unread Books, Platform magazine, 15 February 2014

Writing Online, The Student Writers’ Toolkit, Writing West Midlands, Worcester University, 1 March 2014

Francis Lowe (Coventry University, UK) “The Travelling Line: An animator’s journey in itinerant storytelling and illustration, Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference, 28 February – 2 March 2014

Graphic novel project spreads awareness of illiteracy in the 21st century DNA India, 11 March 2014

A second class return to Dottingham, please, LeftLion, 19 March 2014

One person, many people at work, Creative Nottingham, 24 March 2014

James Walker Working as a Writer in the Digital Age, The Writers’ Conference, University of Nottingham/Writing East Midlands, 29 March 2014

James Walker Working as a Writer in the Digital Age: Review, Ruthless Scribblings, 2 April 2014

Brick: My Contribution to DOTU Brickbats, 9 April 2014

Our History – Our Story: Polish Heritage in the East Midlands, Nottingham Central Library, 11 April – 24 May 2014

James Walker In Praise of Alan Sillitoe, ‘Bard of Nottingham’, Radio 3 The Essay, 24 April 2014

Comics: Dawn of the Unread Forbidden Planet 30 April 2014

Paul Fillingham Heritage Talk, The Great Nottinghamshire Local History Fair, Mansfield Library, 11 May 2014

Reclaiming Notttingham, Bees Make Honey, 18 May 2014

A Second Class Return to Dottingham, Writing East Midlands, 16 June 2014

James Walker: Digi Hums Annual Conference, NTU, 4th Annual Research Conference, 19-20 June 2014

James Walker Write About Nottingham, Petcha Kutcha – Creative Quarter, Nottingham Writers’ Studio,  20 June 2014

NTU Annual Report, Nottingham Trent University, June 2014 (page 23)

Dawn of the Unread: Reaching out to a New Generation of Readers, Voices for the Library, 26 June 2014

Feature – Dawn of the Unread, Nottingham Trent International College, 1 July 2014

Digital R&D in the Arts Annual Forum, Vinopolis, London 3 July 2014

Worksop Library Talk: Alison Moore, Niki Valentine, Brick, Paul Fillingham Sat 5 July, 13:30 – 14:30

James Walker: Dawn of the Unread a Manifesto, Durham University Beyond Crisis:Visions for the New Humanities, 8-9 July 2014 

Flashmob Reading: 12 July, LeftLion, 8 July 2014

Flashmob Reading Celebration, James Walker, 10 July 2014

Books are me, a love story, Nicola Monaghan, 10 July 2014

Flashmob, BBC Radio Nottingham: Francis Finn Show, 12 July 2014

Flashmob, NottsTV Weekend News, 12 July 2014

A Reading Flashmob in Nottingham, Carol’s Corner: Carol Bevitt, 12 July 2014

Flashmob highlights library plight in Old Market Square, Evening Post, 13 July 2014

James Walker: Dawn of the Unread: A Case Study of Best Practice in the Digital Humanities, Creating Colleges for the Future Conference at Nottingham Trent International College, 16 July 2014

Mansfield Library Talk: Adrian Reynolds, James Walker, Sat 19 July, 14:00 – 15:00

Alison Moore interview, LeftLion, 25 July 2014

West Bridgford Library Talk: Niki Valentine, Adrian Reynolds, Brick, James Walker Sat 26 July, 14:00 – 15:00

How to Create a Comic with Kate Ashwin, LeftLion, 29 July, 2014

Review: Byron Clough ‘Booked‘, LeftLion, 1 Aug, 2014

How to Create a Comic with Judit Ferencz, LeftLion, 13 Aug 2014

Raving not Drowning Nicola Monaghan, LeftLion, 17 Aug 2014

Guest Blog: Library Camp, Library Camp, 31 August 2014

Guest blog, Common Libraries, 7 Sept 2014

MasterBrainzz, NottinghamWordFest, 9 Sept 2014

Public talk at Library Camp, Newcastle Library, 13 September 2014

Public talk at Gallerycamp14, Quad, Derby, 23 September 2014

Gallery camp review, James Walker, 25 September 2014

The Writing’s on the Wall: Workshop with Mulletproof Poet, Embrace Arts, 30 September 2014 (12-2)

Everybody’s Reading –  Writing’s on the Wall launch, Embrace Arts, 1 October (5.30pm)

Review: D H Lawrence Zombie Hunter, LeftLion, 1 October 2014

Zombies and Interactive Comics in the Classroom, Bleeding Cool, 17 October 2014

Zombie Mastermind (with Lydia Towsey), Nottingham Festival of Words, spoken word tent ‘Word Space Two’ (Market Square) at – 3-4pm on Sunday, 19 October. £3 on the door

Gotham Fool History, Gotham Village, 22 October 2014

Digital Storytelling with Dawn of the Unread, Game City, TBC (25 Oct – 1 Nov 2014)

Duke and Disorderly review, LeftLion, 15 Nov 2014

Creswell Crags and the Welbeck Estate, LeftLion. 25 Nov 2014

Digital literacy with James Walker, Rising to the Challenge: Reimagining the School Library, The REC Centre, Northampton, 27 November 2014

Welbeck poem, Leftlion, 2 Dec 2014

How to make a comic with Al Needham and Rikki Marr, LeftLion, 8 Dec 2014

Ms Hood, Aly Stoneman blog, 9 Dec 2014

Amanda Tribble, Painted Lunacy, 12 Dec 2014

Something exciting: Ms Hood, Painted Lunacy, 15 Dec 2014

Ben Caunt and Bendigo, LeftLion, 23 Dec 2014

Maid to Measure, LeftLion, 31 Dec 2015

New Year, New Media, Nicola Monaghan, 3 Jan 2015

Reading Revolution for the Written-off, Morning Star, 10 Jan 2015

How to make a comic with Amanda Tribble, LeftLion, 11 Jan 2015

Bendigo Vs Nottingham review, Leftlion, 16 Jan 2015

James Walker interview, Write Creating, 16 Jan 2015

Dawn of the Unread Library talk, Nottingham High School Blog, 20 Jan 2015

Letters Remember with Dawn of the Unread, Light Night, NottsLitBlog, 1 Feb 2015

Flipping Zombied versus Alan Sillitoe, LeftLion, 4 Feb 2015

Dawn of the Unread and Illiteracy, LeftLion, 5 Feb 2015

Review: Books and Bowstrings, Leftlion, 10 Feb 2015

Mark Dennison Radio interview, BBC Radio Nottingham, 10 Feb 2015 (02.15 in)

For it was Saturday Night review, NottsLitBlog, 12 Feb 2015

Sillitoe and Gosling back to Save Libraries, City of Literature, 13 Feb 2015

Get Creatives Take over the Big Wheel, Nottingham Post, 19 Feb 2015

Dawn of the Unread nominated for Guardian education awards, Nottslitblog, 3 March 2015

Guest Blog, First Story, 4 March 2015

International Women’s Day with Corrina Rothwell, LeftLion, 8 March 2015

Award Nominations for Teaching Excellence, NTU, 9 March 2015

Dawn of the Unread wins Teaching Excellence Award at Guardian Education Awards, The Guardian, 19 March 2015

Review: Comics Grinder, 19 March 2015

Dawn of the Unread wins Guardian Education Award, NottsTV, 19 March 2015

6.30 Show interview, Notts TV, 19 March 2015

Top Universites Celebrated at Guardian, Top Universities, 20 March 2015

UNESCO: Geoffrey Trease, Leftlion, 23 March

Uni Scoops Teaching Praise, Platform Magazine, 24 March 2015

Dawn of the Unread on School Librarians, Sunrise newsletter/Cilip, 29 March

Arts and Humanities wins the Guardian Education Award, NTU Newsletter, 1 April

Review: An interactive comic experience, Slurred Nerd, 2 April

Review: My Long Walk with Slav,, 5 April

Engaging Teenage Boys with Dawn of the Unread, Creating With Kohla, 6 April

Shelves Review, Nottslitblog, 10 April

UNESCO: Slavomir Rawicz, Leftlion, 10 April

Graphic Appreciation: Shelves,, 10 April

Shelves, David Belbin, 11 April

Unravelling the new Bendigo,, 26 April

Review: Ms Hood, LeftLion, 27 April

Review: For it Was Saturday Night + Ms Hood, Leftlion, 27 April

Dawn of the Unread Hardback, Brickbats, 5 May

Enriching Society: Using Course design to tackle grand challenges, NTU Course Leader Conference, 14 May

Interview: Can you read?, Comic Book and Movie Reviews, 22 May

Zombies Women and Libraries, For Books’ Sake (Kate Lunn), 27 May

Review: Shelves, LeftLion, 19 June

Dawn of the Unread ebook serial, E Resource Updates, 16 July

William Booth, Leftlion, 24 July

Illustrating Nottingham’s Literary History, Shelfabuse, 25 July

4 page feature, Writing Magazine, August issue

Creating a thirst for knowledge, Teen Librarian, 13 Aug

Review: Mad Madge, Leftlion, 19 August

Catherine Booth, LeftLion, 25 Sept

George Africanus, LeftLion, 6 Oct

Powe versus Africanus review, LeftLion, 26 Oct

City of Football and Literature, City of Football, 10 December

Where to go in 2016, Guardian, 1 January 2016

James Walker at Digital Narratives Conference, MELSIG, 8 Jan

The Dawn of the Unread is Upon Us! Digital Practice, NTU, 21 Jan

James Walker. Dawn of the Unread: A Tale of Creative Development, Achievement and Innovation, Creative Academic Magazine, Issue 4, April 2016

James Walker. Translating Research Creatively Outside Academia, Critical Creativity Symposium NTU, 17 June

Feature, East Midlands Today, 8 Nov

NottsTV Festival of Literature, NottsTV, 11 Nov

Review: James Walker talk at Nottingham Does Comics, NDC, 12 Dec

Book of the Month, Impact Magazine, 14 Dec

Andrew Hedgecock recommends an anthology resurrecting the reputations of deceased Nottingham writers, Morning Star, 12 Jan 2017

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